- Associated Press - Friday, June 9, 2017

NEW LONDON, Conn. (AP) - A Connecticut man is heading to prison for buying a pair of classic cars with bad checks.

The Day reports (https://bit.ly/2sb1GNJ ) that 64-year-old Steven Shapiro, formerly of Southbury, pleaded guilty to two charges of first-degree larceny Thursday. Shapiro faces up to five years in prison along with five years’ probation.

Police say Shapiro was acting as a broker for a business called International Motorcars and International Motor Car Classics when he purchased a 1967 Chevrolet Corvette along with a 1969 Chevrolet Nova Super Sport with bad checks in 2015.

Shapiro’s plea agreement allows him to argue for a reduced sentence if he can repay $60,000 owed to the victims.


Information from: The Day, https://www.theday.com

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